Training

Gain the skills and qualifications you need to progress…

Whether you are looking to increase your confidence, learn a new skill or gain a qualification in a work-related area, the Employment Support and Training team can help find relevant training near you and in some circumstances may be able to assist with funding.

Having supported over 2000 residents with their training needs, our team has developed excellent partnerships with local colleges and training providers and have an extensive knowledge of the huge variety of courses out there. If there’s something you want to learn then let us know and we’ll help make your ambitions a reality.

Below is a selection of our current training opportunities, for more information please call the EST team on 0800 432 0570 or email estsupport@radian.co.uk

Current Training Courses

Business Administration Skills 

The qualification will provide you with the essential knowledge which is required by employers to work in an office based role, this will help you to carry out common tasks such as how to manage information, communicating in the workplace, diary management, events organisation, reception duties and more.
Achieve a NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration qualification.

Basingstoke
10.00am – 2.30pm
7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 14th. 15th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th October.

 

Knowledge for the childcare sector 

This qualification will provide you with the essential knowledge which is required to work in the childcare industry covering topics such as child development, the value of play, safeguarding, child welfare, learning support and government legislation.  You’ll have the opportunity to gain a Level 2 Certificate in Caring for Children and Young people qualification and an emergency paediatric First Aid certificate.

Bordon
10.00am – 2.30pm
14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st and 22nd October

Paediactric First Aid at Work 

Petersfield
30th and 31st October


Safeguarding Children Level 2 

Winchester
31st October

 

Cleaning Industry Skills 

Topics covered include; working in the cleaning industry, principals of cleaning work, health and safety and customer service.  You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve a level 1 laser qualification in cleaning.

Basingstoke
9.30am – 2.30pm
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 11th November.

Introduction: Multi – trades

Brick & Joinery, woodwork, plumbing, roofing, surveying/setting out, guttering, plastering, working from height, COSH
Portsmouth – 2-Week course – Monthly until December
Southampton – 2-Week course – Dates tbc

Introduction: Heavy Plant

Signaller, Telehandler, Forward Tip Dumper, Ride on roller, 360 Excavator, Abrasive wheels, MEWPS
Basingstoke – 2-Week Course – 4th November

Construction Training plus Plant/Heavy Machinery Taster

Groundworks (asphalt), Excavation, Electrical HEA, Streetlights, Block Paving, Road Markings, Spill Kit
Bordon – 2-weeks –  14th October
Southampton – 14th October

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Training 

Runs every fortnight (3 day course)
Slough and Hillingdon
Fully funded for 16-26 year olds

Getting Started on Computers 

Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th October
10am – 2pm
Bordon
Identify parts of a computer, use a keyboard and mouse, learn to use the Internet, send and receive emails, explore social media

Computing for beginners

Mondays, 4 weeks (booking essential)
Maidenhead
Includes – Learn to use the internet to job search, Microsoft Word, send, receive and forward emails, attach documents to emails

Basic IT

Every month
Southampton

Computer Drop-in  

Every Wednesday (Term Time Only)
10am to 12pm
Andover
Learn how to use the computer in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Customer Services with South Western Railways and the Prince’s Trust (18 – 24 yrs)

21st October  – 15th November
Southampton
This is a 4 week training programme for young people interested in working within the customer services industry.

Supported training and regaining skills 

Monday 14th October  – Friday 25th October
Basingstoke
This programme is designed to support people looking to return to work after a period of Absence.
Includes; confidence building, business and customer awareness, presenting information, using social media, job application skills, interview skills, writing a CV and working with colleagues.

Application Forms 

23rd October
Slough
Demonstrate your skills and experience to employers on an application form.

Employment Progression Skills 

13th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd November
Basingstoke
This programme is designed to develop skills needed for the workplace environment
Includes; problem solving, dealing with change, team work and using social media.

Hospitality Skills 

18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th November
9.30am – 2.30pm
Basingstoke
This programme is designed to provide valuable skills and qualifications for employment in the hospitality and catering industry.

Security Industry Skills

As part of this course, you will have the chance to gain a wide range of employment skills alongside studying a qualification in door supervision and CCTV operatives.  This course is suitable for those wishing to work at pubs, festivals and shopping centres as security guards or CCTV operatives.

Monday 28th October – Friday 8th November 2019
9am – 5.00pm
Bordon

Warehousing Skills

As part of this course, you will have the chance to gain a wide range of employment skills alongside studying a qualification in door supervision and CCTV operatives.  This course is suitable for those wishing to work at pubs, festivals and shopping centres as security guards or CCTV operatives.

Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November 2019
9am – 3.30pm
Basingstoke


Warehousing Skills Level 1

Topics include warehousing and storage roles including picking and packing, goods in and recycling.
Successful completion of the course guarantees you an interview for a permanent role at the Lidl Regional Distribution Centre in Nursling across a range of shift patterns..

Regular Dates
9.30am – 4.30pm, over 10 days
Southampton

Positive Thinking Workshops 

15th, 22nd and 29th October
Winchester
Give yourself the time you deserve to explore new ways of thinking for positive change.

Confidence

16th October – 14th November
Every Tuesday and Wednesday for 5 weeks
Southampton

 

Training providers

Do you offer training and qualifications?

A large element of the work the Employment Support and Training team deliver is providing our residents with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and qualifications needed to boost their confidence and employability.  If you are a training provider then we would encourage you to contact us to tell us about the opportunities you offer.  We also work in partnership with professionals and organisations that facilitate and deliver bespoke training.

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